Train carrying dry ammonia derails near downtown Colorado Springs

A train carrying dry ammonia derailed near downtown Colorado Springs Sunday night. / Mike Byrum - FOX21 News
A train carrying dry ammonia derailed near downtown Colorado Springs Sunday night. / Mike Byrum - FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A BNSF train carrying dry ammonia derailed near downtown Colorado Springs Sunday night.

Police said the incident happened around 10:30 p.m. in the area of Conejos Street and Baltic Street, which is near the Martin Drake Power Plant.

Police said no one was injured in the derailment.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department stabilized the scene around 1:45 a.m., and BNSF personnel are now investigating.

Fire Captain Steve Oswald said dry ammonia, or ammonium sulfate, is “an innocuous material that is used every day to green up your lawn. You can purchase it at the home repair stores.” Oswald said there is no inhalation hazard, and no hazard of fire.

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